Brazil's National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) has reported this week that sales of brand-new cars fell in the past few days as demonstrators took to the streets in several cities nationwide claiming that incumbent President Jair Boolsonaro had defeated Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in the Oct. 30 runoffs, thus contradicting the announcement by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).
All of Brazil's roads are clear from blockades, Federal Highway Police (PRF) reported late Thursday, although the flow of vehicles remained hindered on 24 highways in the states of Amazonas (2), Mato Grosso (7), Mato Grosso do Sul (1), Pará (6) and Rondônia (8).
Brazilian former president Lula da Silva, and a serious candidate to repeat for the third time in October elections, said that the political alliance with his presidential ticket running mate Geraldo Alckmin has been “the best thing we have done”.
The most polarized Brazilian presidential campaign in recent years was officially launched on Tuesday with ex-president Lula da Silva leading comfortably incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in opinion polls. But opinion polls in Brazil have not been very precise in recent elections and the Brazilian government still has too many resources at hand.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT, left) Friday announced in an official manner that his former rival in the 2006 elections, Geraldo Alckmin, will be his running mate Oct. 2.
Former São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin Wednesday announced he was leaving the PSDB after more than 33 years in the party, citing it was time for a change. According to several press reports, he is likely to run for Vice President next year behind the former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and former São Paulo State Governor Geraldo Alckmin were said Monday to have been working on a possible ticket for next year's presidential elections.
Brazilian markets ticked higher on Friday, bolstered by a new presidential election poll, sending the benchmark Bovespa index up more than 1% as the country's currency, the real, gained about 0.78%.
Pollster Ibope released on Tuesday its latest vote intention survey for the different Brazilian candidates who will be disputing the first round of the presidential election next October 7, and they proved to be quite similar to those made public a day before by another significant pollster Datafolha.
Brazilian equities and currencies slumped on Tuesday after an opinion poll on the presidential election showed leftist candidates gaining ground while market-friendly centrists did not.